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Hay Fever

Monday, October 16, 2006


Opening this Thursday, and running for two weeks, Borelians Community Theatre presents Noel Coward’s wonderfully silly masterpiece: Hay Fever.

Hay Fever, set in the glamourous world of 1920s England, tells the tale of the moody, impossibly artistic and ‘slapdash’ Bliss family. The mother, Judith, is a famous actress, now retired, and her husband, David, writes the 1920s equivalent of Harlequin romances. Their children, Simon and Sorel, bicker and fight. Each member of the household, unbeknownst to the others, invites a guest to their country house for the weekend: Sandy, the hapless romantic, head over heels in love with Judith, Myra, who, to quote from the play, ‘uses sex as some kind of shrimping net’, the diplomatist Richard, and Jackie, the clueless flapper. However, the Bliss’s are the worst kind of hosts, as they act out their familial eccentricities, while the guest’s can only look on aghast and confused.

Coward’s writing is fast-paced and often hilarious. So, if you’re in Port Perry this weekend (October 19-21) or next (Oct 26-28) stop by the Town Hall at Queen and Simcoe to see the show. Or heck, why not make it a point to actually come to Port Perry to see the show – and check out the great shopping and dining while you’re there.

Evening performances are at 8, and two matinees on both Saturdays begin at 2. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, or $16 each if you buy a group rate of 10+. High school students with a valid ID can see the show for just $5! lle


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  1. Noel permalink
    Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:33 am

    I just saw this last night. Excellent performances all. Quite hilarious. Well done.

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